Right this minute, tell all of us what cereals you have in your pantry. Feel free to share cereals you eat that aren’t in a box, too. The rule is it has to be in your house right now.
I posed this question to my Facebook Navelgazing Midwife friends and these are the answers I got. (This is one of the best questions I’ve ever posed!)
JF: Kashi Granola, Flaxseed/Omega-3 Flakes, and Trader Joe's Organic High-Fiber O's.
HR: Only oats. I haven't purchased cereal in over a year!
NM: Grape Nuts and plain oatmeal
SSM: Whatever WIC allows us to buy. Right now, Krispy Rice, Life, Multigrain Cheerios and Shredded heat. (she adds) – (My husband) just alerted me to the fact that we do currently have a box of Coco Puffs courtesy of the food bank. I'm sacrificing myself and eating it so the children don't have to. A thankless job I tell ya.
KG: Fruity Pebbles
RNK: We get WIC so only 'healthy' stuff. Oatmeal, Multi Grain Cheerios, Special K, Shredded Wheat and non-WIC-approved that we have had for a couple months, Apple Looks or something. Oh and Kix.
CR: Cookie Crisps and oatmeal
EO: Corn Chex, Crispix, Strawberry Mini Wheats, Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Special K (and adds) Now that’s HONESTY, baby!
DBH: Multigrain or regular Cheerios (can’t remember), Corn Flakes and Grape Nuts
CG: Life, Honey Nut Cheerios, Crunchy Corn Bran
KM: Honey Bunches of Oats – vanilla something
MBM: Banana and Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, regular Captain Crunch, Raisin Bran and regular oatmeal
SP: Special K, Protein Plus, Wheatabix, Muesli; hot cereals – oatmeal and Wheatena. (she adds) Most of the time my kids were growing up we had only oatmeal and Wheatena. No boxed cold cereal at all. I couldn't afford it.
JM: Oatmeal. If you had asked this two weeks ago, I would have added Count Chocula - I buy one box a year, and we eat it for snack at night.
MCR: Gluten-free ones and Irish oatmeal
AK: Corn Pops, Raisin Bran Crunch, Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Frosted Mini Wheats, some gluten free stuff for hubby (crohn's disease), Special K Redberries and lots of oatmeal! We have lots of people to feed and everyone likes something different.
ALDK: Fiber One, Corn Flakes, and some generic sweetened puffed rice cereal.
LM: Trader Joe's High Fiber O's mixed with Honey Nut O's, Kashi Nuggets, homemade granola, oatmeal, whole wheat farina.
LR: Regular Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Kix, Wheaties, Puffins and oatmeal.
MN: My kitchen looks like Seinfeld's: Corn Pops, Corn Chex, Apple Jacks, Cheerios, Puffins, Shredded Spoonfuls, Malt-o-Meal (hot), whole oats, Rice Krispies, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Raisin Bran, Frosted Flakes, Cocoa Builders (she adds) I think we like cereal!
AF: Cascadian Farms Multi Grain Squares and Cascadian Farms Cinnamon Squares or something like that... and some oatmeal, but not the good kind.
KH: Oatmeal, Trader Joe's Rice Krispies, granola, gluten free stuff. Nothing HFCS or vivid colours. Ergh.
LMS: We very rarely have boxed cereal... it is a special treat here. At the moment there isn't any. Although we have several pounds of oats.
SE: Oatmeal (instant, regular, steel-cut, and Irish - I think we like oats), grits, Cheerios, Some kinda fruity-bunny stuff from Annie's that (my daughter) won't eat, and a rare box of Fruity Pebbles that I bought during PMS week.
KP: If by "cereal" you mean "all grains": I have some spelt berries, popcorn (makes great cornmeal), quick-cooking oatmeal, and the longer-cooking oatmeal (that I mostly use in recipes, frequently ground). (she adds) But you were talking breakfast cereal in boxes. My whole family loves cereal, but I don't think it particularly healthy (even the non-sugary and/or "healthy" kind), so I try not to get it on a regular basis, and don't have any in my house right now.
JG: Fruity pebbles, and 4 different types of Kashi. Of which, I eat none of the cereals. Honest. (I get sick when I eat cereal as a post op gastric bypass chicky.) She adds: I didn't count the oatmeal as a cereal - I thought you were referring to boxed cereals! Of course, we have rolled oats (make our own oatmeal with it), and instant packs of cream of wheat. C of W is the BOMB!!!
In my pantry: Oatmeal (hands down, the winner in all categories mentioned above)... steel cut always... love the Irish ones and think we might have one can of them.
- Grits, NOT instant... I'm a good Southern gal.
- All-Bran (for me... pretty gross and has HFCS, looking for an alternative)
- Some other icky bran cereal with HFCS (also for me)
- Crunchy Corn Bran - Sarah's gross cereal. She loves corn cereals.
- Frosted Flakes - a rare treat for my niece (if I got a hold of them they'd be gone in 2 hours)
- Corn Flakes (when I thought I had to do the Kidney Disease diet, I had to eat the white crap... now I'm back to eating Diabetic High Fiber. Oh, oh so yummy.) (I add) I feel naked without Cheerios! Next to oatmeal, Cheerios and their "natural" counterparts are in most pantries already reporting. Cheerios were a total staple during the kids growing up years. And Life... they loved Life.